Last year, Seattle Yachts acquired Northern Marine, an American builder of luxury expedition yachts. Northern Marine has since brought back its experienced crew of technicians and craftsmen. Construction resumed on a new 57-footer with a two-stateroom layout and a walnut interior.
Northern Marine uses resin-infusion technology to manufacture its fiberglass parts, which include the hull, superstructure, flybridge, boat deck, mast, hardtop and hatches. The process is efficient and consistent, and reduces emissions and environmental impact, according to the builder, which says the result is a hull that meets the demands of serious passagemaking.
WATCH | Northern Marine's Stuart Archer discusses the shipyard's design and build process.
Maneuvered via an articulating rudder, the Northern Marine 57 Raised Pilothouse is designed to cruise on a single diesel engine that sips from a 2,500-gallon fuel supply. High bulwarks help to provide a drier ride, while the bulbous bow, keel and stabilizers enhance performance, stability and seakeeping.
The flybridge has an upper helm station with a settee and seating under the hardtop for alfresco entertaining. Tender stowage and additional lounging space are aft. The cockpit below, covered by the deck, has an entertainment center, seating and stairs to the transom platform. Wide side decks provide access to the bow for docking and anchoring.
The interior includes a salon with a settee that converts to a dining area adjacent to the galley. The pilothouse allows sweeping forward views from an observation lounge overlooking the lower helm.
The 57 is scheduled to arrive in early 2021. For more on the build process, check out Bill Parlatore's latest update here.
Beam 17ft. 6in.
Draft 5ft. 10in.
Displacement 135,000 lbs.
Engines 1 x 325-hp John Deere 6090 (continuous rated)
Fuel 2,500 gal.
Water 440 gal.